Hipcamp host Rancho E.
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FYI: We are accepting reservations for our Glamp sites for the winter, but our Tent Camping will close for the winter on Sept. 30th.

Our site is a 10-acre homestead and working organic farm close to epic beaches and wide open nature in Bolinas. We're surrounded by preserved agricultural property and Pt. Reyes National Seashore. You’ll love our land because of the bount


FYI: We are accepting reservations for our Glamp sites for the winter, but our Tent Camping will close for the winter on Sept. 30th.

Our site is a 10-acre homestead and working organic farm close to epic beaches and wide open nature in Bolinas. We're surrounded by preserved agricultural property and Pt. Reyes National Seashore. You’ll love our land because of the bounty of organic produce from our on-site farm, our cute sheep and llamas, abundant bird and wildlife, nearby hiking trails, surf spots and live music at Smiley's Saloon. Hipcamp guests are an integral part of our farmstead: you help us keep small-scale organic farming alive and rent affordable for our resident team who live in 4 houses on the property (houses are visible from camp, but we love Hipcampers!). 

For our Hipcamp guests, we have three 15-ft x 12-ft wall tent cabins, each perched on redwood platforms overlooking a wild ravine full of trees and wildlife. It almost feels like you're sleeping in a tree-house.  The tents are equipped with lights, rugs, chairs, a small table, real beds, and mattresses.  At this time we can't have electric heaters in the tents, but I have lots of extra blankets, just ask!

Cabin Beds: Sleeps up to 4 adults: 2 singles (push together to make king) and a bunk bed (2 singles).  Mattress, bottom sheet and blankets included.  Bring a sleeping bag, pillow and towel. 

Group Buyouts: It's super fun to rent out all 4 camping areas for your group: 3 Tent Cabins and the BYO Tent Space. 16 people max including tent cabins and BYO. For group rentals, please send me a message.

KIDS: at this time, we can't host young children under 12 as we are a working farm with related hazards such as electric fences, poison oak, open ponds and heavy equipment.

LINENS: Please bring a sleeping bag, towel, and pillow. The beds have bottom sheets and a blanket. The tents all have access to a shared outdoor redwood bath house with two composting toilets and two hot showers. If you can't bring your own, let me know and I can provide for a fee.

BREAKFAST & COFFEE: A light breakfast of muffins or granola, hot coffee and tea will be available from 8:30 am - 10 am. 

COOKING/FOOD STORAGE: We have a modest 8x12 outdoor camp kitchen shed with fridge, small freezer, coffee maker, cooking tools, eating utensils, storage and prep space. Bring a cooler for storing food & bev if you're cooking multiple meals as the fridge is shared by all and can run short on space. We have 2 charcoal grills for cooking. Please bring charcoal if you want to grill. 

CAMPFIRES: We have 2 communal fire rings with seating (chairs and stumps).  Bring wood and paper. You are also welcome to gather wood and kindling from the property, but it's tough to see at night. No fires outside of these 2 rings.

PETS: trained, well behaved dogs are OK, but must be kept on a leash and attended at all times. We have free ranging chickens, ducks, cats, sheep and a llama that don't like to be chased (or attacked) by unfamiliar doggies.

GAMES & LEISURE: We have a meadow that is great for hanging out, sunbathing, or playing cornhole and bocce. 

NEARBY: Once you've reserved your tent cabin, I'll email you my go-to list of nearby activities, restaurants, hikes and rentals.

RESTAURANTS & STORES: There are three restaurants and a coffee stand in town about 1.5 miles away. General Store and Grocery close at 6pm.

Don't forget: layers of clothing (it can get cold and damp at night), closed-toe shoes or boots, headlamp or flashlight, ice, secure cooler, sleeping bag, towel, pillow, reusable water bottle, Tecnu soap or wipes for poison oak encounters and sunscreen.

We're close to the Palomarin Trailhead (3 miles), Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory (3 miles), downtown Bolinas (1.5 miles), Commonweal Retreat Center (1.8 miles) and RCA Beach (2 miles).

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Rancho a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Mountain Biking: Bolinas Ridge Trail. Leisure Biking in the Redwoods: Cross-Marin Trail.


Point Reyes National Seashore has fantastic hikes. Stop by the Point Reyes National Park Center to chat with a ranger about hik...Read more

Horseback riding

5 Brooks Ranch offers horse rentals, guided rides and short-term boarding with access to over 120 miles of trails that take you...Read more


Blue Waters Kayaking offers guided tours of Tomales Bay, rentals and classes. Don't miss their Bio-luminescence tours!


RCA, The Patch and The Groin are all great spots. 2-Mile Surf Shop has rentals, lessons, surf report, and new/used boards, wet...Read more

Wind sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Farm + Glamp + Breakfast + Bolinas in California.


Bolinas Beach for family-friendly swimming and sunbathing, Agate Beach for tidepools and cliffs, RCA for an off-the-beaten-path...Read more


Pt. Reyes NATIONAL Seashore. Need I say more? It's a treasure.

Hot spring

For those in the know, there's a secret tidal hot spring nearby in Stinson Beach that's only accessible during a negative tide.


You'll hit Bass Lake on your way to Alamere Falls from the Palomarin Trailhead. It's a great swim spot, though a bit chilly.

Swimming hole

Hike up to Bass Lake for a refreshing swim in the National Seashore!


Alamere Falls can be reached from the Palomarin Trailhead just down the road from the Farmstead. The hike is 8.3 miles and sup...Read more


The Bolinas Lagoon is a hugely important resource. Great viewing of sea life, baby leopard sharks, rays, sea lions, and birds ...Read more


We're a real live working organic farm! Come joins us and get your hands dirty if you want.


We're next door to some pretty cute cows.


The vibe at Farm + Glamp + Breakfast + Bolinas

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Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 28th, 2017

Wow! Big Mesa Farmstead is absolutely amazing. You can not beat the proximity to SF, yet far away feel. From the city, Bolinas is just an hour north. Ashly is such a great host and has put an enormous amount of care and effort into maintaining the property. It is very well suited for guests you will for sure have everything you need. The bath house is so great and the outdoor showers are great as the morning sunlight shines through the boards making tiny rainbows. There is also a really, really amazing community kitchen where you will have the ability to cook whatever your heart desires.
The area is really great as well. Bolinas is a very popular surf location and the weather was great so there was fun crowd in town. If you are lucky, Ashley might have some fresh fruit or maybe even a little guac to share. Smileys, the local bar is also super fun. We ended up there for a great show and it was just the icing on the cake of a truly spectacular weekend. I could not speak more highly of Ashley and her property. You will love it! Go <3

Cheryl the male llama, named after the trailer, making his first appearance on the property The bath is pretty much one of the most amazing features of the property. The sink is so cute and outdoor showers are just amazing. Letting in the lightCamp neighbors having dinner together
Hipcamper Ming Ming
Ming Ming K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 13th, 2017

Ashley was the sweetest and most accommodating host, her farm is perfect and so close to SF. The tents were clean and spacious and the property was well maintained. Cannot wait to go back!!!

Hipcamper Kate
Kate O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 20th, 2017

What an awesome place to stay! Ashley, was a super helpful host and we had just everything we needed and more. I would recommend this place to anybody - and we can't wait to return again!


Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 23rd, 2017

So glad I stumbled across this gem! The set up is awesome-- there are four tents set up on their own wooden platforms tucked into the trees, the bathhouse was cute and clean (the compost toilets seem like regular toilets, not port-o-potty style like I'm used to when camping-- these are much better and everything is covered) and the open-air showers were probably the best part of my trip! I took a glorious hot shower as the sun was setting. The outdoor kitchen is legit and like a restaurant style kitchen in the middle of a field. It was so nice to be able to cook legit meals and have a sink to do dishes in afterward. Inside the tent was no frills-- just a foam mattress and some rugs and a little table. So this set up is the perfect combo of a camping feel with the luxuries of a hot shower and kitchen. Also, Ashley left a little bowl of strawberries and tomatoes from the farm, so those were delightful. And the little town is absolutely adorable.

Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 28th, 2017

Ashley was an awesome host! The property is beautiful, the tents are perfect for 2-4 and the outdoor kitchen was unreal. 10/10 would recommend.

Hipcamper Jennie
Jennie D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 2nd, 2017

We had a fantastic time! The farm is beautiful. They let us harvest fresh greens from the field for dinner. The outdoor bathroom and kitchen setup is the nicest I've ever seen. Super friendly folk and just a short 5 minute drive to the ocean. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 6th, 2017

Bliss! Perfect get away from the extreme inland Heat, but oddly lucky to catch heatwave at the beach. This place nailed it! Simple, sweet, & special. Amazing Outdoor Kitchen, beautiful garden, & lovely People. We were the only ones there so Camp tent #4 was perfect by the bathrooms otherwise maybe #1 near Lama would have been the best. I like that there only 4 tents. This place is Magic. I would definitely come back. Midweek was ideal. It would be fun to have a gathering as there is a nice yoga deck stage and sort of Amphitheater and banquet tables. So appreciative that we were able to bring our two pups who were respectful of the free-range ducks. Thank you Ashley♡

Hipcamper Rachita
Rachita R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 6th, 2017

Our stay was amazing! We forgot jackets, because the heat in SF threw us way off, but Ashley was super sweet and gave us a few of her own. The tents are super spacious with comfy mattresses. The bathroom and showers are super clean and the kitchen is huge and fully equipped - you can find everything from pots and pans to spices to beer on tap :). Definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Marshall
Marshall R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 14th, 2018

Ashley’s farm is a perfect weekend getaway. She was incredibly friendly and easy to communicate with, and the farm is a peaceful place with curated structures (kitchen, bathroom, and fire pits) throughout. We will certainly be back.

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